2.Liga, Round 13

All eyes are on the Monday Night Football matchup between the leaders Köln and Union Berlin…as it turned out, it was a dominant performance by Köln, as they ripped the Berliners mercilessly. Union might have had a bit more posession, but the hosts attacked quickly and direct at goal, and were ruthless when they needed to be.

A top clash in Kaiserslautern saw St.Pauli holding it’s own, but then they collapsed in the second half and got kicked in the balls.

Greuther Fürth had been dropping points, but they came back with a vengeance. They quickly jumped all over host Aue and seemingly wrapped up the match. Erzgebirge, to their credit, didn’t give up and fought their way back into the match – but only for 60 seconds, as they then gave up an own goal. Any hope of a comeback was then gone, and like a shark, Greuther Fürth smelt blood and ripped their hosts to shreds.

Two crisis teams met in Cottbus, and the red flags must be going off in Luasitz country – and it’s not because of DDR nostalgia. Bochum was the beneficiary, and they needed this badly, as they’ve sucked as well. The match itself was pretty drab, but the visitors put together a clever spell near the end of the first half that was enough to get a huge road win. Most likely Energie coach Rudi Bommer will get canned.

Another crap performance by Fortuna Düsseldorf, going down in a lame performance at Aalen. Fortuna controlled most of the game, but had no clue what to do. As a result, the Aaleners were able to defend their lead and get a deserved win.

Both Paderborn and Ingolstadt have shown improvements recently, and that generally continued as they battled to a draw.

Dynamo Dresden played well and got an important road win at 1860.

Sandhausen has quietly pulled themselves back from the relegation zone. SVS outplayed FSV Frankfurt, another mini-club. The guests had more of the ball, but didn’t know what to do with it (perhaps “kick ball in net” should be covered in the next training session). Sandhausen showed a solid defense and overall good organization, and fully deserve this win.

Total attendance 157,579 (avg 17,509)

 	
Energie Cottbus	      -   VfL Bochum	        0:1 (0:1)    9,219

                     0:1  Sukuta-Pasu (37., Ilsö)
 
VfR Aalen	      -   Fortuna Düsseldorf	1:0 (1:0)    9,279

                     1:0  Lechleiter (23., Buballa)

SC Paderborn 07	      -   FC Ingolstadt 04	1:1 (0:1)   10,506

                     0:1  Caiuby (27., P. Hofmann)
                     1:1  Krösche (64., Bertels)

1. FC Kaiserslautern  -   FC St. Pauli	        4:1 (1:1)   35,330

                     1:0  Zoller (6., Idrissou)
                     1:1  Kalla (31., Bartels)
                     2:1  Zoller (49., Idrissou)
                     3:1  Gonther (65., own goal, Fortounis)
                     4:1  Karl (90. + 3, Idrissou)

Erzgebirge Aue	      -   SpVgg Greuther Fürth	2:6 (1:3)    8,750

                     0:1  Füllkrug (5.)
                     0:2  Füllkrug (8., Trinks)
                     0:3  Füllkrug (17., Gießelmann)
                     1:3  Sylvestr (25., Benatelli)
                     2:3  Rau (47., Benatelli)
                     2:4  Rau (48., own goal, Brosinski)
                     2:5  Stieber (56., penalty, Gießelmann)
                     2:6  Füllkrug (86., Baba)
 
1860 München	      -   Dynamo Dresden	1:3 (1:2)   23,500

                     0:1  Poté (2., Susac)
                     1:1  Vallori (9., Y. Stark)
                     1:2  Dedic (10., Losilla)
                     1:3  Aoudia (90. + 3, penalty, Koch)

SV Sandhausen	      -   FSV Frankfurt	        2:0 (1:0)    3,550

                     1:0  D. Blum (12.)
                     2:0  Tüting (56., D. Blum)

Karlsruher SC	      -   Arminia Bielefeld	3:1 (0:0)   12,445

                     0:1  Achahbar (48., Feick)
                     1:1  van der Biezen (64., penalty, Nazarov)
                     2:1  Peitz (70., Klingmann)
                     3:1  van der Biezen (90., penalty, Hennings)

1. FC Köln	      -   1. FC Union Berlin	4:0 (2:0)   45,000

                     1:0  Risse (22., M. Lehmann)
                     2:0  Risse (30., Gerhardt)
                     3:0  Gerhardt (52.,  Helmes)
                     4:0  Hector (66., D. Halfar)
 	


 1  1. FC Köln	  	        13   7 	6  0 	  21:5 	 +16 	  24 
 2  1. FC Union Berlin	  	13   7 	3  3 	  21:16  +5 	  24
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 3  SpVgg Greuther Fürth (A)	13   7 	2  4 	  26:16  +10 	  23
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 4  1. FC Kaiserslautern	13   6 	4  3 	  21:14  +7 	  22 
 5  Karlsruher SC (N)	  	13   5 	4  4 	  16:14  +2 	  19 
 6  VfR Aalen	  	        13   5 	4  4 	  13:12  +1 	  19 
 7  SC Paderborn 07	  	13   5 	4  4 	  23:23   0 	  19 
 8  FC St. Pauli	  	13   5 	4  4 	  18:18   0 	  19 
 9  SV Sandhausen	  	13   4 	5  4 	  10:11  -1 	  17 
10  FSV Frankfurt	  	13   4 	4  5 	  17:15  +2 	  16 
11  Fortuna Düsseldorf (A)	13   4 	4  5 	  14:20  -6 	  16 
12  VfL Bochum	  	        13   4 	3  6 	  14:14   0 	  15 
13  Dynamo Dresden	  	13   3 	6  4 	  14:19  -5 	  15 
14  1860 München	  	13   4 	3  6 	  10:15  -5 	  15 
15  Erzgebirge Aue	  	13   5 	0  8 	  16:25  -9 	  15
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16  Arminia Bielefeld (N)	13   4 	2  7 	  18:26  -8 	  14
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17  Energie Cottbus	  	13   3 	4  6 	  18:18   0 	  13 
18  FC Ingolstadt 04	  	13   3 	2  8 	  12:21  -9 	  11

A = Absteiger just Relegated 
N = Neuling just promoted

1st line: Promotion to Bundesliga
2nd line: Playoff with 16th Bundesliga
3rd line: Playoff with no.3 of 3.Liga
4th line: Relegation to 3.Liga

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